Costco Membership, $20 Gift Card, $30+ in FREE Products & More ONLY $60 (New Members Only)

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Now is the time to become a Costco member!

For a limited time only, Groupon and LivingSocial are offering new Costco members a ONE-Year Costco Gold Star Membership for ONLY $60 and this offer also includes a $20 Costco Cash Card and coupons valid for…

  • FREE Kirkland Signature AA Batteries 72-Count Pack ($19.99 value)
  • FREE Kirkland Signature Disinfecting Wipes Variety 4-Pack ($9.99 value)
  • $10 off Fresh Meat (beef, chicken, pork, or fish; excludes deli items)
  • $25 off a $250 order on

The membership voucher must be redeemed in club by 10/31 in order to receive the Membership Activation Certificate, Costco Cash Card, and coupons.

Please note, your $20 cash card and coupons will be mailed to you 2-6 weeks after joining (coupons expire 11/30).

Keep in mind this offer is valid for new Costco Members only; not valid for those with a current membership or those whose Costco membership expired after 2/1/18. There is a limit of one per person and you may buy one additional membership as a gift.

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Comments 101

  1. Deena

    This was perfect timing! I’m moving and switching to Costco. I was going to buy a membership that came with just a $10 cash card. I’m so glad that I waited!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh perfect! I’m glad too!

  2. Amanda

    Question– Does anyone know if this would work if my husband purchased the deal, even though he was the secondary person on my card/membership that just expired?

    • Lacey

      I was going to ask that Sam’s question! I hope so!

      • Lacey

        Ok, that’s just weird! It auto corrected to Sam’s instead of same. Maybe it’s a sign 😂

        • debby


      • Sandy

        This may kind help: I was primary and my card had expired 2 days before I bought this last time around. I put my son as Primary (he had to go with me to store for photo etc ) and me as secondary without a hitch.

    • Nana

      Yes did that a while ago with the secondary on my account. Have to two or three years to open a new account, so I’m now a secondary for next few years 😬

      • Emilee

        So I can do this deal even if my husband is a secondary on our now membership that is about to expire? He never went in to have his picture taken and we are at the same address.

  3. Ashley

    Thank you for this post. I’ve been waiting for this to come up!!! So excited to use it!!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! You’re welcome Ashley! SO happy this deal popped up for you today!

  4. Whitney

    I’ve always had a Sam’s Club membership. I was looking at this deal and is the only difference between purchasing it on Groupon and purchasing it on the Costco website is the freebies? You just get 1 single card for the home address right?Thanks!

    • jeanette

      yes, the only difference between buying on living social is that you get the freebies, you get 2 cards per household with the basic membership regardless where you purchase it from

        • Loriwoz

          You are allowed one card for the Primary Member signing up. In addition, you are allowed an additional “household” card for another member of your household. These cards are nontransferable, only to be used for the person named on that card.

          • Lisa

            Good to know. I went with my husband when I got my card, and they did not offer an additional household card. Maybe it was because I didn’t ask- I will do that next time I am there.

  5. Lu

    Any Sam’s Club deals around? My Costco is expiring tomorrow and I want to switch back to Sams which is MUCH better for what my family buys!

  6. Charlyt37

    Yah!!! My membership expired in October 2017. But last time I signed up with a similar deal, Costco gave me a hard time with the gift card and coupons saying a NEW MEMBER is someone who has not had a membership in the last 18months, even though the fine prints said 6 months. A manager had to be involved for me to the gift card and coupons. I really hope it is different this time.

    • Alyssa

      Good to know! I had a membership expire two years ago, so I was going to ask if I count as a new member!

  7. Jeff

    They are opening the new Costco in Monterey Park, Ca. Tmw. The gas station is going to be 24 hours!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh wow! How exciting!

  8. KP

    THANK YOU!!! I have been waiting for a Costco deal. Our membership expires tomorrow and I had planned a trip after work to buy things and renew so absolutely perfect timing! I truly wish the warehouses would stop making these for new members only but am grateful to keep the same benefits at a better cost!

    • jeanette

      it says on the post that if your membership expires after 2/1/18 you don’t qualify for this deal, since you wouldn’t be considered a new member

      • tres

        because it would be less than 6 months, have your husband be the primary and you go in as the secondary.

        • Emilee

          So address doesn’t matter? What if husband was put down for secondary but never got his pic made?

  9. cynthia stein

    ebates is offering 6% cash back on groupon

  10. LC

    Wow great deal. I love Groupon!

  11. Jamie

    My membership expired 1/31/18 and I haven’t renewed it yet…so I guess I can do this deal, right?

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s correct! It is not valid for those with a current membership or those whose Costco membership expired after 2/1/18.

  12. Julie

    I purchased this about a half hour ago and I want to use it today but it has not yet shown up on my account. Does anyone know how long it takes?

    • tres

      mine showed up in 24 hours

  13. Mirela

    I’ve been waiting for this deal, thank you so much!!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome Mirela!

  14. Countess

    Thank you!
    Been waiting for a deal since the closest Costco is an hour away. Bought….thanks again.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Super happy you could score this deal! You’re very welcome!

  15. Alicia

    Got ours!! My membership ended in October 2017 and I’ve been wanting to sign back up and this just made me do it!! Thank you Hip2Save!! 🙂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Perfect! You are SO welcome Alicia!

  16. matt

    If I bought this on the Groupon last time and haven’t really used my membership, am I able to get a refund or will they say no because it was bought through Groupon with a couple of freebies?

    • Sarah-Rene

      If you haven’t open the voucher yet then I think you can still get a refund through Groupon.

      • matt

        Thanks for following up Sarah. I did use the voucher to get the membership card and free items, but I have only used the membership 3x and was wondering if they would do a refund for the remaining months since I haven’t found the membership valuable. Not sure if they would give a prorated refunded for the months that remain if I bought through Groupon. I’m ok with losing the months that I didn’t use since they are in the past, but it would be nice to get a refund on the upcoming months that are paid for since I haven’t wanted to use it.

        • llc

          I would sell the remaining months on CL, OfferUp or Nextdoor. Add them as yondary. Make sure you take ur creditcard off the account if you ever set it up. And keep yourself as primary so they cant make any account changes. I did this for a few years to save the yearly fee. We were both single and don’t buy a ton so it was easier to split it.

        • Loriwoz

          You can definitely get a full refund for the entire price paid for membership. This is true even if you have used the membership for the full year. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. I promise this is true.

          • matt

            Thank you! How do they refund it if it was done through Groupon?

            • Loriwoz

              Just go to the membership desk and they will take care of you.

  17. Chris

    Is anyone having a problem with this? I’ve tried both Groupon and living social through Ebates and niether will go through. I’ve tried 2 different payment methods and that is not the issue?


      I tried to go though Mr. Rebates and it doesn’t work, and I looked carefully and it states that will not work on Membership discounts – probably the same for Ebates

  18. Diane

    Does anyone know if you have a membership that expired if last year if you do this deal if it will be linked to your old membership (i.e. if I need to return anything purchased last year will they still be able to look it up in the system). We have some LED lights purchased from them last year that were supposed to last 5 years and already burned out.

    • NN

      I’ve had luck returning an item recently that I had purchased using my old membership card (I was a primary member then, now I’m a secondary on my spouse’s membership). Did not seem like too much of a hassle for them to look up the details of the old membership in the system.

  19. stacey

    My husband is a secondary member on my card that expires in July. Could I purchase the groupon in his name and would it work?

  20. Tina Diaz

    I wonder if someone here could help me…I’m deciding if I should get the Costco membership or not because I do most of my shopping at Aldi and Lidl…could someone tell me the prices for the black stainless kitchen suite packages? It says members only can see the price…I would greatly appreciate it

    • Kate

      If you were more specific on what item you are talking about I’d be happy to look up the price. I did a quick check and there was dozens of black stainless kitchen sets from $2,400 to $7,000.

      • Tina

        I’m just looking for the cheapest set with an electric stove…Frigidaire, whirlpool or GE…any brand really thank you!

    • rebekah

      You need to be more specific. There are so many. Email me the link, and I’d be happy to tell you the price. rebekah.hamilton(at)

  21. Ben

    I feel kind of stupid. I bought this from Groupon and I never looked to see if you get a secondary card with this deal. Does anyone know if you do? Sorry for the stupid question!

    • Kate

      Yes, you can get a second household card with this deal. Here is the fine print from the deal “A One-Year Costco Gold Star Membership, which includes: a membership card for the Primary Cardholder and one free Household Card for anyone over the age of 18 and living at the same address.”

  22. MiaMamma

    Does anyone know if you can purchase the Groupon for the gold membership and then pay to upgrade to the Business membership?

  23. KED

    Thanks, I got the deal!

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome!

  24. DJ

    Is this deal better than the military one?

    • riss

      What is the military deal with Costco and is it an all year round deal? Ours expires in July, so maybe I can do that instead, since this groupon deal doesn’t apply to me.

  25. Veronica

    Is this the best deal for new members or are there better deals sometimes?

    • Kate

      I would say this is the best deal you’re going to get. When I’ve looked in the past I’ve never seen anything better. There is also a deal in the entertainment coupon book. It is pretty much the same, but with different freebies. Unfortunately my membership expired just last month so I don’t qualify otherwise I would be jumping on this deal.

  26. Michele James

    Never got the extras through Groupon only the gift card. Beware !

    • Veronica

      Is it better to get it through Living Social then?

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! SO sorry to hear about that. Were you able to contact them?

    • l

      they give you the coupons at the service desk when you redeem your deal at Costco

  27. MaggieMay33

    Yay! Thanks for posting! We already have a membership but passes this deal along to my sister and her husband and they signed up today 😃

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Woohoo! You’re very welcome!

  28. Lee

    Use code FIFTY on Groupon to get this deal for $35! Also, go through swagbucks and get back 8%.

    • Mia

      The code does not work for everyone. It says “Sorry, this code can’t be applied from this account. Make sure you’re logged into the same account that received it.”

      I am thinking of waiting to get this deal until they have that 20% off coupon code.

      • je

        Both Groupon and LivingSocial deals have this in their fine print, “Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.”

    • Jamie

      That code didn’t work for me 🙁

  29. tiadeg

    Can someone tell me what forms of payment are accepted at Costco – do they have their own credit card. I have a BJs credit card and get .10 off gas all the time and after a certain spending amount for store purchases I receive a $20 reward. Just trying to compare the 2. thanks

    • je

      They do have their own VISA CC but will also accept any VISA card.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi there! Here is what I found on what forms of payment they accept – “Costco accepts all Visa cards, as well as cash, checks, debit/ATM, EBT and Costco Cash Cards.” Hope that helps!

  30. Jennifer

    Make sure you check your email for the 50% Groupon offer before you buy. I had it in my email this morning and was able to apply the code FIFTY for $25 off making the deal only $35. The code does work but only if you got the email offer. I had been waiting for a Costco deal so this was better than I had hoped!

    • Holly

      I got the FIFTY email offer, but apparently it’s no longer working. Now it says “Deal not eligible for incentive.” Doh. Shoulda been on here this morning I guess.

  31. MargieL

    Yes, check your e-mail for the 50% of Groupon offer! I had one and got the membership for $35 – yipee!

  32. Sarah

    For those of you who shop at Costco, do they have Scan and Go like Sam’s? I love, love, love that feature!

  33. Sarah

    Sorry, another question. My Sam’s runs out July 31, so I’d like to wait to redeem this until August 1. Judging by the fine print, I’m ok to do that, correct? Just want to make sure.

  34. Melissa

    Does anyone know if I can purchase this deal and than upgrade for the Executive card? I was planning on joining but wanted the Executive membership.

    • Loriwoz

      Yes, you can upgrade to Executive.

  35. Jennifer

    I sign up for the card and it says it expires in September

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      The Groupon expires in September, but if you redeem it for your Costco card it will be good for one year.

  36. Sa

    How close do people generally live to Costco to make membership worth it? I’m 25 miles away / 30ish min.

  37. Tracy

    hi there
    I was wondering if anyone knows when this deal will end?

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi Tracy! It appears to be available for a limited time only.

  38. Melissa Anderson

    When does membership start! Tyne date you activate or on your first trip to Costco?

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      It would begin the day you activate your membership.

      • Melissa Anderson

        Ok so it’s best to wait to activate your card the same day your going to Costco ?

  39. Melissa Anderson

    Also since you get 2 cards with this deal can household card holder do the same things as the primary card holder

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)


  40. Coffecat

    I just purchased this. However Costco is saying Living social is the one to mail out my $20 cash card and those freebie coupons. Anyone can confirm?

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That is correct! Thanks for pointing that out! Here are the steps listed in the fine print, on grabbing the promotion – “bring printed Costco Membership Activation Certificate to a U.S. Costco location by October 31, 2018. Full value of voucher and Costco Membership Activation Certificate must be used in a single visit. Costco Cash Card and coupons (including coupons) will be mailed within 4 to 6 weeks of activating your new membership.” We will add more details on that to the post!

  41. Kristy Samples

    This offer is no longer available!! Needs to be down as expired. 😔😔

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up! Expiring!

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